The Yat (One) and Only Journey

Thursday, 24 August, 2006

The Heaven Ritual at Fatt Wah Temple

Filed under: Religious & Netherworld — Yatz @ 11:12 pm

Yesterday was the day where “Chiu Dou” was being performed at Fatt Wah Temple, Salak South, Kuala Lumpur..

So I was there to so-called send my mom’s soul to the heaven..

Chiu Dou” is something like cleansing ritual and send the souls up to heaven to be with the almighty Namo Amitabha..Wtf..

But there’s one thing I don’t understand..

Since you already sent your deceased family member’s soul up to heaven, why you need to send it again the next year or perhaps the next “Chiu Dou” event.??

Is it that they will fall back to ground every certain period and you keep sending them back up there again and again and again.??

No wonder the nuns and monks make a lot of money in this industry..

Most of the nuns in this temple owned an above average car..

Cars like Merz, Toyota, Honda, and some other imported cars..National car tak mainlah..

The place was packed like tunas (had enough of sardines)..

But of course, lots of people means got chicks, even in a temple like this ^^

There was even a goth-wannabe girl..She dressed in those flowerish-lolita-style-blouse, which was of see-through material..

A above knee-length jeans skirt, and knee-length stockings..

Well, the blouse was so thin that I could saw her bra is in purple color, and her skirt was so low that I could saw her G-string..Wtf..

I guess I’ll narrate the whole thing with the assistance of pics that I had taken there..

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*That’s my dad, going to where my mom’s altar was being placed*

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*Rows of paper altars*

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*More or less around 2000 altars*

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*Vegetarian meal*

To be honest, this was my first time to eat in a temple..

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*Paper gold and silver bars*

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*The paper Titanics*

These paper Titanics will sail the souls up to heaven..

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*Everyone seems so busy*

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*The God paper-figurine*

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*Paper-golds being placed around the God*

*Video of burning the God paper-figurine*

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*Some flowers and a coin*

During the ritual, we were told to line-up and cross a bridge then received these flowers and a 10 cent coin from the nuns..

What for they gave me flowers and a 10 cent coin.?? Why don’t they just give me a RM 10 note.?!

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*The crowd is waiting*

They were waiting for the nuns to clean up the tables first before they can take the altars..

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*Rush hour*

EVeryone was rushing and squeezing through to get to their family altars..

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*My mom’s paper altar*

There is something I find it very funny but I think it’s rather disturbing to those devout Buddhists and Taoists..

Anyway..I’m going to share it with you guys and let’s laugh out loud together..Hahahaha..

As I was holding my mom’s altar like everyone else holding their family member’s altar, we had to do something with it..

There was a wooden couch (like those in your secondary school canteen) placed between 2 paper-bridges..

We had to hold the altar and take them cross the bridges..Well, not any normal crossings..

You have to do it step by step just like the image below..

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*Sorry for my bad drawing*

That’s right..You have to hold the altar and walk step by step up the bridge then down the bridge..

I just couldn’t held back my laughs after my altar breeze walking..Hahahaha..

An auntie standing beside me did it so precisely and carefully that the nun told her to walk faster coz there were a bunch of people waiting in-line behind her..

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*The altars on the Titanics*

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*Altars placing*

As you can see, those altars on top of the Titanics were placed on those expensive “seats“..

Those chepaer ones, like my mom’s were placed under the deck..

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*One carrying few altars*

Some were not enough hands to carry 5-8 altars, from parents to grandparents and grand-grandparents, perhaps..

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*Everyone busybody betul..So am I..Hahaha*

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*Placing the 6th Titanic to the fleet*

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*All aborad*

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*So you know why there’s haze in our country*

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*All gone*

That 6 Titanics were gone in less than 50 seconds..

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*The racks are all cleaned up*

I was there from 12.30pm til 2.30pm..Tiring..

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1 Comment »

  1. Can somebody please urgently give me the exact address to this Temple or GPS coordinates?? Thank you

    Comment by Jackie — Thursday, 6 September, 2012 @ 9:35 am


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